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serious they are. that's why i just asked consent to offer an amendment to the russia trade bill that gave them that opportunity. as i noted, i would be happy to have this vote here or as an amendment to the next bill or as a stand-alone. it will not slow down what i hope is swift passage for pntr for russia. if the president's proposal is made in good faith, our friends should be eager to vote for it. so i'm surprised the majority leader just declined the chance for them to support it with their votes. so i guess we're left to conclude that it couldn't even pass by a fair majority of votes and that they would rather take the country off the cliff than actually work out a good-faith agreement that reflects tough choices on both sides. to be fair to the secretary and to the president, we didn't just put together a bill that included his $2 trillion tax increase. we also added the almost $400 billion in new tax stimulus measures he wanted as well. this bill contains a continuation of the payroll tax holiday, a 10% credit on new wages that will go to businesses large and small, tanned include
had received a bundle of letters from schoolchildren in russia. and it reminded me that there was an incident in russia years ago where a gunman went into a schoolhouse and wantonly killed children and the monsignor was so touched by it, but that's the way this event has touched the world. i will tell you that this is a strong town, and you can feel the people of this community pulling together to support the survivors and thinking about how they can rebuild the town and its spirit. the first selectwoman said so pointedly the other night at the interfaith service that we will not allow this event to define newtown, connecticut, and they will not. but the families of those who have been lost have been changed forever. and it's in that regard that i particularly want to thank my colleagues for this resolution of condolence and support. i want to thank my colleague, senator reid, for the moment of silence yesterday in this chamber. in my faith tradition, when you visit a house of mourning, one of the customs is for the visitor to sitilently with the mourners. d it's ve
.c. andi have been working on rule of law for many years. in russia and china. the greatest threat to the chinese leadership feels is instability. social disharmony. the chinese people also have experienced a lot of difficult famous, including being jailed -- difficult things including being jailed legal profession. in our own country, lawyers and people have experienced a lot of pain in the civil rights movement. what would be a way to avoid these calamitous events and bring about the rule of law? >> we will not fire you. they might be willing to do that. if they did that, the judges would love it. nobody else would like it. but maybe they would do it. we have an administrative law rule. let's have all of the court proceedings on television. the proceedings. not the deliberations. let's not get into that. let's have the trials and all those things. maybe they would do that. what about the arbitration system? for revolving business situations --you are now paying them so much and you are not firing them. why don't we do it according to prepublished rules? there are so many things.
or as an amendment to the next bill, or as a stand alone. it will not slow down what i hope iswi passage for russia, if present's proposal was made in good faith. our friends should be eager to vote for it. i am surprised the majority leader just declined the chance for them to support it with their votes. i guess we are left to conclude that it could not even pass a bare majority of votes than they would rather take the country off the cliff and actually wo out a good faith agreement that reflects the tough choices on both sides. to be fair to the secretary and to the president, we did not just put together a bill that included his $2 trillion tax increase. we ao added almost four hundred billion dollars in new tax stimulus measures he wanted as well. this bill contains a continuation of the payroll tax holiday, a 10% credit on new wages that wio businses large and small, and included a fix to one of the many flawed provisions of obamacare, an expansion of the tax credit for businesses that no one uses. this proposal reflected exactly what was in the president's budget and his various submissions
this is headed in the right direction. it would be helpful if russia would participate in the effort to try to ensure there is a smooth political transition. >> the latest report to congress on afghanistan says in search of a tax increase slightly this year at a time when the u.s. still had 20,000 troops on the ground. how can security get better in this afghanistan as those troops leave? >> the reality is that in the time included there, there was a slight increase but the overall numbers, if you look at the entire year, the level of violence is down by almost 60% in kabul and in other populated areas. the violence levels are down. the fact is that the afghan army, the afghan police have got a much better at providing security in those areas we have transitioned to. everyone of those major populated areas that have been transitioned is now being secured by the afghan army and police. that is the hope for the future. building up that force is a key for our ability to succeed in this mission for the future. we will continue. the taliban is resilience. they will continue to try to conduct att
of them missing when they transferred from the ukraine to russia. now we know that several other things could also bring down the grid. oh, by the way, as a result of my work on e.m.p., we now have a permanent e.m.p. task force in the pentagon looking at our preparedness mill tarly -- militarily. we have an e.m.p. commission which functions for four terms, that is eight years. they have written classified and unclassified reports and i would recommend that you get, whether -- get one of those unclassified reports. there's one things that could bring down the grid also, the other one is cyber. this is a whole new warfare we're in. we hardly knew about it. but there it was raging. an appropriate cyberattack could bring down our grid. and something that will bring down the grid, this is not an if, this is a when, and that's a giant solar storm. the only question is when will the next one come? and we are not prepared for it and we are not now and if we do not prepare for it, it will bring down the grid. the top person in that part of ferc sat in my office and said that the grid would be do
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